Soak the lentils for a few hours or overnight.
Soften the onions and garlic in oil before putting them in the pressure cooker with the lentils.
Drain and rinse the lentils. Put the lentils into the pressure cooker. Then add garlic, onion, water, and asafoetida. Boil over high heat in the pressure cooker until steam comes, then add weight/switch to the setting to let the steam out. When the mixture is boiling and sputtering, reduce the heat to low and simmer about 3.5 minutes.
While you are doing the previous step, boil the vegetables that you want to use in a separate pot to get them soft.
Add the vegetables to the mixture -- be VERY careful opening the pressure cooker, and make sure to read the directions before using! Add tamarind water. Bring to boil, then add the sambar powder and salt. Add Jeera (http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/265189/Jeera-Oil-Fry). May add the fresh green chili and chili powder as desired.
This is NOT an easy dish. Take your time and don't get frustrated. It has taken me years to perfect it. Try to have fun!
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (397g)|
|Recipe Makes: Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 4 (5%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.5g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.1g||1 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.2g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 19.6mg||1 %|
|Potassium 372.2mg||10 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 17.9g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||16 %|
|Sugars, other 13.9g|
|Protein 2.9g||4 %|
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Calories per serving: 74
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